LABORATORY Mining News

American Vanadium licenses Vanadium Electrolyte intellectual property from Battelle

American Vanadium Corp. (AVC - TSX Venture), ("American Vanadium" or the "Company")announces it has signed a licensing agreement with Battelle for use of a mixed acid electrolyte technology developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ("PNNL") that increases the energy density and operating temperature range of vanadium redox flow batteries. Additionally, as part of a separate agreement, PNNL will independently evaluate the development of American Vanadium's electrolyte, to be produced from its Gibellini Project in Nevada.

Proven and Probable Reserves Grow by 36% at La Mancha's Frog's Leg Mine

La Mancha Resources Inc. (TSX: LMA, hereinafter "La Mancha" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Proven and Probable gold reserves (the "reserves") at its Australian Frog's Leg mine have increased by 36% following the successful completion of a new upgraded mine plan that incorporates the significant resource increase announced in March 2011.

Catalyst Resource constructs metals facility in California

Metals recovery and technologies firm Catalyst Resource Group has completed construction of its laboratory and recovery facility in California. Read more

SGS announces new mineral services laboratory in Turkey

SGS is pleased to announce the opening of a new, fully equipped minerals services laboratory in Ankara, Turkey that will provide analytical services to the commercial trade and geochemical services sectors. The new Ankara laboratory […]

Matrix carbon monoxide sensor passes advanced performance testing

The Matrix WAMS-S1000 Permissible Wireless Carbon Monoxide (CO) Monitoring Sensor has been listed by Intertek, a US Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). With this listing, the WAMS-S1000 fully complies with 30 CFR 75.351 set forth by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and is the only post-accident, performance-tested, and NRTL-Listed CO sensor on the market today, the company states. Read more

Gekko expands service capability with acquisition of assay laboratory

Gekko Systems announced the opening of the company’s Assay Laboratory located in Ballarat. The assets were purchased by Gekko from Balmaine Gold Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Castlemaine Goldfields Ltd (ASX: CGT). Originally established by […]

Matrix Design Group carbon monoxide sensor passes advanced performance testing

Matrix Design Group, a subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners, has announced that the Matrix WAMS-S1000 Permissible Wireless Carbon Monoxide (CO) Monitoring Sensor has been listed by Intertek, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

Matrix carbon monoxide sensor passes advanced performance testing

warrior-coal-pix.jpg The Matrix WAMS-S1000 Permissible Wireless Carbon Monoxide (CO) Monitoring Sensor has been listed by Intertek, a US Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). With this listing, the WAMS-S1000 fully complies with 30 CFR 75.351 set forth by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and is the only post-accident, performance-tested, and NRTL-Listed CO sensor on the market [...]

SGS Awarded Analytical Testwork Contract by OceanaGold

SGS is pleased to announce that OceanaGold has awarded SGS New Zealand the contract to supply all analytical laboratory services to its Macraes and Reefton mines in New Zealand. SGS will assume responsibility for laboratory […]

OceanaGold awards analytical testwork contract to SGS

SGS is pleased to announce that OceanaGold has awarded SGS New Zealand the contract to supply all analytical laboratory services to its Macraes and Reefton mines in New Zealand. SGS will assume responsibility for laboratory […]

Molycorp Signs R&D Agreement with Ames

Molycorp has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.  Molycorp will team-up with Ames to develop new methods of creating commercial-grade rare-earth permanent magnets. Read more

SGS to Open Multi-Purpose Commercial Laboratory in Monrovia, Liberia

SGS  announced plans to open a new multi-purpose laboratory equipped for geochemical and metallurgical testing in Monrovia, Liberia. This new laboratory will be strategically located to service the growing needs of the minerals exploration industry in West […]

MAIA detector for fast XRF-based analyses

Collaboration between the CSIRO’s Minerals Down Under and Australia’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has led to the development of a new massively paralleled detector for fast element mapping in X-ray fluorescence-based analyses. Read more

SGS opens new sample preparation laboratory in Guerrero, Mexico

June 25, 2010. Durango, Mexico- SGS is pleased to announce the opening of a new sample preparation facility in Guerrero, Mexico to service the growing needs of the minerals exploration industry. The Guerrero facility will […]

SGS Acquires Verilab SA in Antofagasta, Chile

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Verilab SA in Antofagasta, Chile. From its laboratory in Antofagasta, Verilab performs exploration and grade control analysis using fire assay, wet chemistry and instrumental techniques, principally for […]

Spectroil Q100 – the next generation of oil analysis spectrometers

The new Spectroil Q100 was designed from the ground up with the user, the application, and the in-service oil analysis laboratory in mind. It uses the same technology and design concepts that Spectro has successfully applied over the years to the Spectroil M family of spectrometers. It is the next step in design and performance [...]

Milestone project demonstrates innovative mercury emissions reduction technology could help coal plants comply

An innovative technology that could potentially help some coal-based power generation facilities comply with anticipated new mercury emissions standards was successfully demonstrated in a recently concluded milestone project at a Michigan power plant. Under a co-operative agreement with the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), WE Energies demonstrated the TOXECON process [...]

New Thermo Scientific spectrometer for optimised analytical workflow

Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leader in serving science, has added a new and powerful addition to its range of automated optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometers. As an alternative to single spectrometer automation, the new Thermo Scientific ARL SMS-3500 integrates multiple standalone laboratory instruments, including sample preparation, in an automated cell to optimise the analytical [...]

Maptek™ 3D scanning technology used in deep underground lab

MaptekTM I-SiteTM laser scanning expertise and software technology is being used to map the geology and layout of the deepest underground laboratory to be established in the USA. The Deep Underground Science and Engineering Lab […]

NMA speaks out on coal mine safety and climate change

Underground coal mine operators are moving aggressively to comply with the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 at the same time as they voluntarily push to formalise new risk management practices […]

SPECTRO Establishes Japanese Office And Demonstration Facility

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has opened an instrument demonstration and application laboratory along with a direct sales, service and marketing office in Tokyo near Shinagawa station to better serve its growing Japanese customer base. “We are […]

Martin Engineering Center for Innovation to undertake cooperative research to improve industry

(Neponset IL)—Cooperative research programs with industry leaders to solve identified material handling problems are a significant part of the mission of Martin Engineering’s new Center for Bulk Materials Handling Innovation (CFI). Part pure-science research laboratory, […]

QEMSCAN® R-series Delivers Data On-the-spot

Ruggedized to suit field and travel conditions, the R-series QEMSCAN® is a key part of the ‘lab-in-a-box’ mobile, selfcontained laboratory concept outlined in the December 2007 Sift….more at MEI Online

Innovations to improve global industry to come from small-town Neponset

(Neponset IL)—There is something interesting—at least, for heavy industry–going on in the cornfields outside rural Neponset, Illinois. In Neponset, a privately-held company is completing a new corporate research center focused on improving the handling of […]

JKTech partners with ALS

JKTech Pty – the technology transfer company for the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) in Australia – has partnered with the ALS Laboratory Group – an international leader in analytical testing services – to […]